12 Sports Apps for the Obsessive Fan
Alert: Fantasy football managers!
If you bleed your team's colors, obsess about stats, or dominate your fantasy leagues, then this guide is for you. Here are our favorite free and paid sports apps from BlackBerry App World™.
Get a jump on your fantasy competition with Y! Fantasy Football '10. Follow the lightning action on the ice with the Hockey News. Or raise your golf game to the next level with nRange Golf GPS and the USGA's Rules of Golf. NBA fans will want to check out NBA Game Time Lite, and mixed martial arts (MMA) gets the nod with MMA Junkie Mobile. And try MLB.com At Bat to get ready for opening day.
Download these apps to your BlackBerry® smartphone and you will go a long way toward feeding your sports obsession. Many are free and all are terrifically fun.
Y! Fantasy Football '10 by Yahoo!
Y! Fantasy Football '10 (FREE) gives you everything to keep on top of your Yahoo! NFL® fantasy team right from your BlackBerry smartphone. Feel free to roam on Sunday, knowing that you are always in touch. Key features include:
- Fantasy Football weekly videos (on supported smartphones)
- Live matchup scoring
- Roster alerts for player injuries and bye weeks
- Player stats, news, and projections
ESPN Fantasy Football 2010
Not to be left out of the fantasy app lineup is ESPN Fantasy Football 2010 ($4.99 US). Make changes to your lineup; add and drop players; propose trades; and grab players off the waiver wire—from virtually any location on your BlackBerry smartphone. Get instant access to your scores with the FantasyCast Live Scoring feature.
CBS Sports Pro Football
With CBS Sports Pro Football (FREE) you can read streaming NFL headlines and news analysis. Get updated injury reports, player statistics, and league leaders. And you can watch highlight videos and see team profiles, including rosters, depth charts, and news.
Fantasy: Full control of your CBSSports.com fantasy football teams, including fantasy score updates for your personal team and league, ability to set your lineup, and get breaking "My Player" news. Bonus: Exclusive fantasy advice from CBSSports.com fantasy experts.
CBSSports.com College Network's GameTracker™
FREE GameTrackers for sixty-two university teams are now on BlackBerry App World. The big powerhouse schools are amply represented, including Alabama, Notre Dame, Oklahoma, and Texas. A nice touch is game trackers from many smaller schools, such as Bucknell, Gonzaga, and Wyoming.
National Football Post
If mainstream sports outlets just aren't enough, try the National Football Post (FREE). This app is for football fans who cannot get enough gridiron news. Top football columnists go beyond the headlines with game strategies, x and o analysis, scouting news, and much more. An RSS feed keeps you updated on your favorite teams.
The Hockey News
Get FREE live NHL® hockey scores, playoffs results, player stats, schedules, plus all the hard-hitting opinions from the top sportswriters and behind-the-bench close-ups of your favorite teams. If you love the NHL then the Hockey News is your app.
nRange Golf GPS
Who knew golf would so vividly demonstrate the power of the BlackBerry smartphone GPS technology? nRange Golf GPS (FREE) gives you accurate distances to the pin from your current location. Get automatic online access to more than 19,000 courses, overhead aerial maps, scoring, and lifetime stats.
The Rules of Golf
Love the game; know the rules—that may be reason enough for getting the Rules of Golf ($3.99 US), the official BlackBerry app from the United States Golf Association (USGA). Answer such questions as:
- When is a ball considered lost?
- Can you stand out of bounds when making a stroke?
- How do you deal with a ball that lands close to a dangerous situation, like a beehive?
Even get expert advice by emailing the USGA directly from the app!
MMA Junkie Mobile
We knew mixed martial arts (MMA) were among the fastest growing sports in the world. So it was no surprise to see the FREE MMA Junkie Mobile for the sport's fanatical fans. Get the latest MMA news, interviews, rumors, and event info for the UFC, WEC, Strikeforce, Bellator, DREAM, Sengoku, and other promotions.
NBA Game Time Lite
NBA Game Time Lite, the official FREE NBA® app, gives you stats, live scores, and league standings. See full-season schedules and follow your favorite players and team all the way to the playoffs.
MLB.com At Bat
When the boys of summer return this April you can listen to any game from virtually any location with MLB.com At Bat ($6.99 US). Follow every pitch with the exclusive MLB.com Gameday pitch speed and location data. View up-to-the-minute box scores and player stats. And watch game highlights right from your BlackBerry smartphone.